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The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania says Ernesto Watkins, age 21 of York, Pennsylvania, was indicted Wednesday, December 13, 2018 by a federal grand jury for armed robbery and a firearms offense.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the indictment alleges that Watkins robbed a Turkey Hill Minit Market in downtown York on July 1, 2018.  The indictment also alleges that Watkins brandished an Imez 9mm Makarov handgun during and in relation to that robbery.

The maximum possible for these crime is imprisonment for life, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.